We are currently looking for a full time (32 hours/week) Production Assistant.  Position is in Waterbury, CT.


About the Production Assistant Position:

We are currently looking for someone to join our dynamic team to help produce our natural skincare products.  As the Apoterra Production Assistant, you will get to produce on a daily basis facial oils, cold process soaps, mists, balms, creams and more - all made from organic & sustainably sourced natural ingredients. 

The production assistant’s goal is to assist the product manager in creating natural skincare products, maintain excellent production standards and maintain a high level of organization and cleanliness in the production space. This involves physically making natural skincare products following established quality control and bookkeeping protocols and ensuring that ingredient and finished goods quality meets our strict standards. 

Job Perks:

  • Become part of a small, dynamic team
  • Flexible Schedule
  • Learn how to make natural skincare products
  • Great view from the studio!
  • Employee discounts
  • Possibility of PTO & Health Benefits after 3 months


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Produce skincare products, including but not limited to cold process soap, facial oils, toners, scrub, body butters, skin teas and more (paid training is part of the onboarding process)
  • Maintain a clean and safe working environment
  • Maintain clear communication with the Production Manager and CEO


Performance Indicators

Within the first 6 months of employment, you should be able to:

  • Produce all 17+ products autonomously
  • Use and maintain all production equipment
  • Meet all quality control standards during the production process
  • With the assistance and leadership of the Production Manager, help maintain a production facility that can pass an inspection by the CT Department of Consumer Protection and the FDA.


Job requirements:

  • Able and willing to do manual labor on a daily basis
  • You must be able to and willing to lift 50lbs
  • Are willing to learn how to use and maintain production equipment and other machinery such as an air compressor


This job might be for you if you:

  • Love baking or cooking
  • Are detail oriented and organized
  • Are able to do basic math and measurement conversions ( Example: If 28g = 30 ml of product A, how many grams are in 4 fl oz of product A?) 
  • Love to learn and can self teach
  • Have good communication skills
  • Love natural skincare, aromatherapy, herbalism and/or healthy living.
  • Have experience working in quality control
  • Have professional food prep/baking experience or have experience making skincare products
  • Have experience using Google Drive and Excel
  • Have a passion for sustainability/eco-friendliness
  • Have a passion for healthy living


Compensation: Starts at $21/hr.  32 hours per week, with possibility of PTO, health benefits and a raise after 3 months of employment.


Location: On top of a hill, surrounded by trees and with a great view in Waterbury, CT


Please send your resume to dominique@apoterra.com.  Put “Production Assistant job application” as the subject of your email.  Thank you!